B.C. government caught lying about job numbers

A government watchdog says a new ad on YouTube has the B.C. government taking credit for jobs it had no hand in creating.

IntegrityBC said the ad tells viewers there will be one million job openings in the province by 2020 — leaving the audience believing the jobs are new and linked to B.C.’s economic growth.

But Dermod Travis of IntegrityBC said the reality is two thirds of the jobs will come from retirement and the starting point for the figures is actually 2010, when the numbers were released in a jobs outlook report.




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